A return home meant a return to winning ways for Orlando Pirates Reserves, as they beat Polokwane City 2-0 at Rand Stadium on Saturday morning.
The Buccaneers went into the match looking for a change in fortunes after collecting just three points in their last three outings.
There were promising signs in the first half, but the Rise and Shine defence would not budge, with the half ending goalless.
The second half would yield rewards for the MDC Bucs, who scored two goals in quick succession to go 2-0 up at the hour mark.
Sfiso Luthuli continued his fine goal scoring form as he provided the breakthrough in the 56th minute, before Smiso Bophela doubled the lead just four minutes later.
That little productive period would prove enough for Pirates, as they secured another crucial three points.
Starting XI: Thuntsane (GK), Spandiel, Ramonyai, Sesane, Mofokeng, Mbangwa, Sepeng (Motupa 68'), SW Bophela, SA Bophela, Luthuli (Mahlong 69'), Temba (Buda 85').